7. Educating Students About Global Warming

The Next Generation Science Standards for K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education in the United StatesThe Next Generation Science Standards were developed by a collaboration of scientists and educators at the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences; the American Academy for the Advancement of Science; the National Teacher’s Association; 26 states; and Achieve (a non-profit organization). Released in 2013, the standards represent the most current, research-based method of educating K-12 students in STEM and preparing them for STEM careers. See: nextgenscience.org recommend that climate change be included in school science curricula.

A large majority of registered voters (78%) support schools teaching children about the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to global warming. Support spans the political spectrum, including nearly all liberal and moderate/conservative Democrats (97% and 94% respectively), large majorities of Independents (72%; see data tables) and liberal/moderate Republicans (78%), and more than four in ten conservative Republicans (46%).